Thanks to nifty technology, working from home and telecommuting to the office is becoming more and more popular. Creating a home office is a necessity for anyone who works from home full-time or part-time. There are a few tricks you should know to help make your home office inviting and productive.
Pick the Right Room- Before you buy an ultra-ergonomic desk chair or even think of wall color, you need to pick which room will serve as your new office away from office. Don’t just pick a small closet of a room to be the new office. Remember you’re going to spend 40 hours a week here, so you need a spacious place with a window. There are even a few tax incentives to having a bigger home office.
Know How You Work- The type of work you do and how you get the job done, will have a huge impact on the kind of furniture you need in your office. If you’re the kind of person who needs to compare 11 difference spreadsheets at the same time, a large desk with plenty of room for paperwork will be right for you. On the other hand, if you can get by with just a laptop and a notepad, a smaller desk will suffice.
Don’t Get a Chair, Get a Throne- Sure you can save a few bucks by skimping on a chair, but whatever money you save on the chair you’ll most likely spend at the chiropractor. We would kindly suggest the 4U Task chair by Via. The control on this series offers easy to use, body balance technology with the combined benefit of synchro tilt functionality.
Beige Isn’t Your Only Option- Remember, you’re the only one working in this office so you can paint it whatever color you want and HR can’t do a thing about it. If the standard office beige gets your work engine started then go for it, but don’t be afraid to spice it up.
Get Organized- This goes back to point number 2, know how you work. If you’re a paper stacker, get some baskets to keep your piles in order. If you’re a paper filer, get some filing cabinets. Having a well designed organization system will keep you productive and focused.